9 Reasons Why Spam Became Hawaii’s Most Beloved Food

In Hawaii, there is perhaps only one food that is more engrained in the island culture than pineapple – and that food is Spam. This quintessential canned ham product manufactured in Minnesota was introduced to the islands during the 1940s, and has become a wildly popular staple food across the islands. If you’re curious how Spam became so popular in a location approximately 4,000 miles from its origins, read on to see how Spam quickly became one of Hawaii’s favorite foods.

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How many cans of Spam do you eat each year? What is your favorite Spam dish?